8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2008 8:54 PM by Kyle O'Bannon
scooter Level 3 (525 points)
Hi Everyone,

Just moved my xbox 360 and wondering if I could use the Airport Extreme to connect wirelessly to the internet. I would connect the xbox 360 to the Airport Extreme with an *ethernet cable* and from the Airport Extreme back to my router would be wirelessly.

Would this cause any latency problems? Or would anyone recommend me to just run an ethernet cable from the xbox 360 back to the router? The distance is about 60 feet for a cable to be routed or wirelessly 30 feet directly through one inner wall..wood and sheetrock.

Any suggestions or ideas would be appreciated.
scooter

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  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,576 points)
    I would connect the xbox 360 to the Airport Extreme with an ethernet cable and from the Airport Extreme back to my router would be wirelessly.


    If you intent to connect the 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station (AEBSn) wirelessly to the router, this router would have to be another AirPort or one of a very few non-AirPort products that will work in a Wireless Distribution System (WDS).

    Would this cause any latency problems?


    Most likely, but that will depend on the two routers used in the WDS. If both are AEBSns, then the throughput performance would be competitive with at least 10baseT or 100baseT Ethernet. If not, then using an Ethernet cable may be the better option.
  • scooter Level 3 (525 points)
    The other wireless unit is an Airport Express, which is wired to the router. Would this cause any problems using an Airport Express and a Airport Extreme for this situation?
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,576 points)
    You will be able to set up a WDS between these two routers, but the wireless network will only be able to operate in the 802.11b/g radio mode. With a WDS, for each base station added the overall wireless bandwidth is reduced by one-half. So, realistically, you are looking at a top throughput of 54 Mbps / 2 = ~ 27 Mbps at best ... far less than 100baseT Ethernet.
  • scooter Level 3 (525 points)
    So the recommendation would be to run an Ethernet cable from my Xbox 360 to my router? It seems to be the best choice.

    thank you
  • Tesserax Level 9 (50,576 points)
    So the recommendation would be to run an Ethernet cable from my Xbox 360 to my router? It seems to be the best choice.


    Yes, it would be the better (performance-wise) choice at this juncture.
  • scooter Level 3 (525 points)
    I would agree....

    I have already ran the cat 5e cable.



    thank you!!

  • Kyle O'Bannon Level 1 (25 points)
    Hi. Sorry to reply to such an old, resolved question. I'm trying to hook up a friend's xbox 360 to my Airport Extreme via ethernet. I plugged in the cat5e cable from the xbox to the back of my Airport, but I can't get the xbox to recognize a connection. I was just wondering if yours is working okay.

    Thanks
  • Kyle O'Bannon Level 1 (25 points)
    Never mind. It was just a bum cable. All is well, now.